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Tomlinson, Ashley

  • Associate Attorney






Ashley Tomlinson earned her J.D. from Tulane University in New Orleans. During law school, Ashley focused primarily on family and international law. She was a member of the Tulane Domestic Violence Law Clinic, representing survivors of domestic violence in divorce and protective order cases. Ashley also clerked for the Honorable Lisa Millard in the 310th Family District Court of Harris County. She served as the Senior Articles Editor of the Tulane Journal of International and Comparative Law, one of the leading scholarly journals in international law. Ashley graduated magna cum laude from Hollins University in Virginia where she studied Political Science and French. She also has a unique legislative background, with previous experience in the U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, Texas Senate, and as a lobbyist.

Ashley is on the team of attorneys at Laura Dale & Associates, P.C. that prosecutes and defends international child abduction cases under the Hague Convention.

Areas Of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Child Abduction Suits under the Hague Convention

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2010


  • Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • J.D. - 2010
    • Honors: Senior Articles Editor, Tulane Journal of International and Comparative Law
    • Honors: Tulane Domestic Violence Law Clinic
  • Hollins University
    • B.A. - 2005
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: Hollins Scholar and recipient of Hollins Trustee Scholarship
    • Honors: Jesse H. Jones and Mary Gibbs Jones Houston Endowment School
    • Honors: Political Science Departmental Scholar
    • Honors: Jane Kuhn Award for thesis in international relations

Representative Cases

  • NORTHFELL v. NORTHFELL, Tex: Court of Appeals, 1st Dist. 2022 Case No. 01-22-00082-CV.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section, Member
  • Houston Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association, Member

Practice Areas

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